12/08/11

Montreal Int’l Jazz Festival Announces Initial 2012 Shows

Esperanza Spalding, Wayne Shorter, Tangerine Dream among headliners

The Montreal International Jazz Festival has announced some shows for its upcoming 33rd Edition.

Concerts include Esperanza Spalding, the Wayne Shorter Quartet, Tangerine Dream, Get the Blessing, the Dorantes/Garcia-Fons/Theodosii Spassov Trio, Gianmaria Testa, the Eliane Elias Brasileira Quartet, CéU, Chris Botti, Strunz & Farah and Van der Graaf Generator.

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Fabrizio Ferri

Chris Botti

Shows include:

* A funk evening with Esperanza Spalding and her Radio Music Society—June 29, 8:30 p.m., Métropolis (Rythmes series)

* Wayne Shorter Quartet—June 29, 9:30 p.m., Théâtre Maisonneuve, PdA (Grands concerts Rio Tinto Alcan series)

* Eliane Elias Brasileira Quartet—June 30, 6 p.m., Club Soda (Jazz Beat Hyatt Regency Montréal series)

* Tangerine Dream—June 30, 7:30 p.m., Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier, PdA (Événements spéciaux TD series)

* CéU—June 30, 10 p.m., Club Soda (Couleurs SAQ series)

* Chris Botti—July 1, 9:30 p.m., Théâtre Maisonneuve, PdA (Grands concerts Rio Tinto Alcan series)

* Get The Blessing—July 1, 10:30 p.m., Gesù - Centre de créativité (Jazz dans la nuit series)

* An evening with Van der Graaf Generator—July 3, 9:30 p.m., Théâtre Maisonneuve, PdA (Grands concerts Rio Tinto Alcan series)

* Strunz & Farah—July 3, 10 p.m., Club Soda (Couleurs SAQ series)

* Gianmaria Testa, Vitamia—July 4, 9:30 p.m., Théâtre Maisonneuve, PdA (Grands concerts Rio Tinto Alcan series)

* Dorantes, Renaud Garcia-Fons and Theodosii Spassov, Free Flamenco Trio—July 7, 7 p.m., Maison symphonique de Montréal

*Flamenco Hoy by Carlos Saura—June 27 to July 1, 6 p.m. (7:30 p.m. for the June 27 premiere), Théâtre Maisonneuve.

Tickets for these concerts go on sale this Saturday, December 10, at noon and will be available from the Métropolis box office (59 Ste. Catherine St. E.), or from Admission and Ticketmaster, 1 855 790‑1245, excluding those concerts presented at Place des Arts (175 Ste. Catherine W.), which will be available at 514 842‑2112, at 1 866 842‑2112 or at La Place des Arts and at Club Soda (1225 Saint-Laurent Blvd., Club Soda or 514 286-1010).

For further information, call the Info-Jazz Line at 514 871‑1881, toll-free at 1 85JAZZFEST, or visit Montreal Jazz Fest.

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